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Sheep and Goats

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Archaeology, History
Length:
1,480 words

More than ten thousand years ago, in the rolling uplands that flank the Fertile Crescent, humans began a long-term partnership

Sheep and Goats

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005

The time of the introduction into Egypt of domestic sheep (sr) or (wt hdt) and goats

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World Encyclopedia

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Encyclopedias
Length:
49 words

Ruminants of the genus Ovis, and those of the less numerous genera Pseudois and Ammotragus. Domestic sheep, O.

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A Dictionary of the Bible (2 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Religion
Length:
99 words

Domesticated by the time of *Jacob (Gen. 30: 37–42); sheep provided meat, wool, hide, and milk, and so were

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The Oxford Companion to Irish History (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2007
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
Length:
211 words

have been farmed in Ireland since the neolithic period. Early medieval literature attests the use of sheep's milk, as well

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Alexander Kazhdan

The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
Length:
243 words

(πρόβατα) probably constituted the principal kind of domesticated animal in Byz., although it is not always possible to distinguish them from ...

Sheep and Goats

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Ian Blanchard

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Economic History

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Social sciences, Economics
Length:
2,030 words
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Sheep and to a lesser extent goats constituted an important element of a mixed-husbandry system employed by most rural dwellers (...

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The Oxford Companion to Local and Family History (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
History, Local and Family History
Length:
292 words

For an introduction to the importance of sheep in the medieval economy, when wool and woollen cloth were England's principal exports, see ...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2006
the sheep is proverbial for its tendency to follow others in the flock, and for its timidity and inoffensiveness. In biblical allusions, the people of Israel are likened to ... ... More

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